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Juke Box Meccanica spins film soundtracks as well as rockin’ vehicular tunes live at Cine Meccanica and online.

The Perfect Motorcycle Playlist” November 2014. “We asked Corinna Mantlo, founder of The Motorcycle Film Festival, for her playlist from the hardened rider. Ten pieces with the wind in your face” – Rolling Stone

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4/24/14 Cine Meccanica is scheduled to host a free screening of Brian Darwas’ latest film “This is Long Beach” at Lady Jay’s, 633 Grand St., Brooklyn, New York 11211. The screening is scheduled for 8:00 p.m and will have Brian on hand to answer any questions that attendees have about the documentary or any of his other films… Read the full story on Rod Authority



1/9/14 The bikes on film awards for the best film



12/11/13 Cine Meccanica, cita con las wheel movies



Lady Hump 10/17/13


NOB (Not Only in Brooklyn) Arts 10/17/12

7:30: BBQ begins at Lady Jay’s | Brooklyn before Cine Meccanica screens Werewolves on Wheels at 8. In this 1971 classic, still the best film ever made about biker gangs, Satanism and lycanthropy, violence prone crew The Devil’s Advocates rumbles through the Southwestern desert and visits a monastery populated by Satan worshipping monks, who ply them with spiked wine. The bikers find themselves transformed into werewolves. You will find yourself howling. In both fear and laughter.


CineMit 7/25/12


Helmet Hair Magazine 4/3/12


New York Thrifty 3/27/12

Come out this Tuesday and join Cine Meccanica at Otto’s Shrunken Head for the classic movie Taxi Driver.  As always these Tuesday screenings are free with free popcorn and $2 Vehicular Bingo


Living Free NYC  1/10/12

Come out this Tuesday and join Cine Meccanica at Otto’s Shrunken Head for the classic movie The Driver. As always these Tuesday screenings are free with free popcorn and $2 Vehicular Bingo.


Big Apple Small Wallet – 6/3/11

Motorcyclesploitation? Cine Meccanica at Otto’s Shrunken Head plays the best worst motorcycle films every Tuesday.


4/7/11 Weekend Miser

Before there was “Priscilla Queen of the Desert” the director Lawrence Brown gave us “The Pink Angels,” another “cross-country cross-dressing comedy roadtrip,” according to the movie’s poster. This 1971 film about a gay biker gang traveling to Los Angeles, starring Jackson Bostwick (Captain Marvel of the 1970s television series “Shazam!”) and Dan Haggerty (Grizzly Adams) will be shown as part of Cine Meccanica’s Tuesday night film series, at Otto’s Shrunken Head in the East Village. And if, like this miser, you still harbor a childhood crush on mustachioed rebels in Trans Ams tearing up dirt roads, you won’t want to miss Cine Meccanica’s April 19 screening of “Smokey and the Bandit” (1977). (Free, 9 p.m.; 538 East 14th Street, East Village; 212-228-2240,


3/26/11 Gimme dive!

NYC’s seedy saloons are holding on — with a twist

538 E. 14th St.; 212-228-2240. Opened: 2002

Go for: Free biker and hot-rod flicks

* This tiki bar, which regularly hosts bands in its back room, breaks out “Cinemechanica,” its biker and hot-rod cult film night on Tuesdays. Flicks, such as “The Blues Brothers” and “Run, Angel, Run!,” unreel starting at 9 p.m. Tiki drinks are $10. “When you walk in here, you feel like Gidget,” says Hannah Horrenstein of Greenpoint. Although in the ’60s, there weren’t as many tattoos.


3/7/11 50 Ways to Make Money

16. Program an event
Is your neighborhood watering hole in need of some extra customers—and a little energy infusion? Create and present the idea for a themed night—at which you take home a cut of the profits. “I have always kept my events free,” says event programmer Corinna Mantlo, who hosts a Tuesday night Booze & Yarn happening at Otto’s Shrunken Head (538 E 14th St between Aves A and B,; Tue 7–9pm), followed by Cine Meccanica, a weekly biker-movie screening in the bar’s back room (9pm). “I instead charge for optional merchandise—knitting kits, yarn, needles, custom T-shirts, etc. This has made me as much as $200 a night, but more often than not, I go home fed, full of whiskey and with a healthy tip jar.”

Read more: 50 ways to make money – This week in New York



Cine Meccanica at Otto’s Shrunken Head
If you think banana daiquiris and biker chicks don’t mix, you’ve never been to movie night at this tiki bar. Free popcorn flows on Tuesdays, when programmer Corinna Mantlo screens gratis flicks featuring the coolest rides on two and four wheels. Past titles have included I Bought a Vampire Motorcycle and Werewolves on Wheels. Mantlo says the films “have a great glimpse into the world of the outlaw biker, misfit and disenfranchised.” Upcoming screenings include James William Guercio’s Electra Glide in Blue (Tuesday 18) and Laslo Benedek’s The Wild One, starring Marlon Brando (January 25). 538 E 14th St between Aves A and B (212-228-2240, Tue 9pm–midnight.

Read more at TIME OUT NEW YORK



12-4pm Sunday, October 3rd: Are you a mod or a rocker? both head to the mods + rockers brunch bash
for free coffee, bagels, an open sangria bar and screening of
quadrophenia. vaudeville park, $5.


“Rockabilly, gin and fast cars”


Rockabilly, gin and fast cars. It could be a fast and furious weekend for misers in the city this week:

Every Tuesday night at 8, Arlo and Esme, a bar in the East Village, satisfies its need for speed with the free weekly film series Cine Meccanica. This week watch the C.I.A. turn five Hells Angels loose in Cambodia in “The Losers” (1970). And on Aug. 31 watch Peter Fonda and Susan George escape everything from motorcycles to helicopters in nothing but a Dodge Charger in “Dirty Mary, Crazy Larry” (1974). (42 East First Street; Free popcorn provided.)

Link to the full New York Times article HERE


6/29/10 Wild at Heart
“Head over to the East Village for an awesome FREE movie plus free popcorn! Come watch Wild at Heart starring Nicolas Cage and Laura Dern tonight at 8pm!”


Best movies ever!”  on the Jupiter’s Motorcycles blog

Thanks for the plug Chris!


The Skint knows what’s up, plugging us every week since March 23rd 2010!!!

3/23/10 The Skint – listing of “I bought a Vampire Motorcycle”


3/10/10 “Bloggy Blog”  article on Cine Meccanica by Tanya O’Debra


3/9/10 Time Out NY “Last minute Plans – Own This City

Hitting up a drive-in theater may not be a feasible option in Manhattan, but tonight at Arlo & Esme (42 E 1st St between First and Second Aves, 212-777-5617), you can still enjoy car and film culture without riding your own steel horse. Cine Meccanica is hosting the second in its monthlong series     of Tuesday night screenings that highlight automobile-themed flicks. At 8pm, catch John Carpenter’s 1983 adaptation of Stephen King’s Christine, which features a pretty sweet 1958 Plymouth Fury. Show up at 7pm for cocktails with like-minded cinephiles/car buffs/loiterers—you’ll have to pay for the booze, but the movie (and the popcorn!) is free.     – Read more at Time Out NY